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Subject: Pointless, Pointless, Pointless Questions about J.D. Robb (slightly similar
Date Posted: 5/16/2009 12:55 PM ET
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Is there any other author/series that even comes close to the style and characters for Eve and Roarke/Mysteries?

I am having such fun with the series and love the characters.  I would sure love to know there is another series to latch on to when I get to the end of this one.

7/2/09 ETA:  I found this website that lists lots of Fictional Female Detectives:  http://www.wright.edu/~martin.kich/DetbyProf/Female.htm

Can some of your Eve Dallas fans see if there are some others here that you have read that you think might have the same appeal?



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Date Posted: 5/16/2009 3:31 PM ET
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JD Robb is Nora Roberts.  She writes under both names.

Date Posted: 5/16/2009 3:48 PM ET
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Hmmm... thats a good point... I have read several of the Nora Robert's books over the years and none have really stuck out like the "In Death" books.

Are there any Nora afficionados out there who could recommend some Nora books that have some of the same characteristes as the "In Death" series?  Strong, independant female with issues... strong male, also with issues?

Date Posted: 5/16/2009 4:31 PM ET
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I'm a big Roberts fan, having just rediscovered her in early 2005 after not reading her for several years. I pretty much love everything she's written. Like with all authors some of her books are much, much better than others or have plots I'm not wild about but she's still an auto-buy for me

Having said that her Robb books are totally awesome but I don't know of any other series with quite the impact; Eve and Roarke are something unique. I think they're even better than her Nora Roberts books.

As for books with independent heroines with issues and strong heros also with issues - the author that comes to mind is Linda Howard; to be honest Nora Roberts really doesn't come into my mind when I think of that type of heroine/hero; she has a different style than that (at least for me) in her non-Robb books. Part of the coolness about the Robb books is the futuristic aspect, not SFF but just logical and possible enough to happen. One Linda Howard  had a woman from the future come back to the present to hunt down a killer and I thought it was excellent. 

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 5:16 PM ET
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I LOVE J.D. Robb's books, as you can tell from my screenname. I agree with everyone, there are no other books like the Eve & Roarke relationshi[p. Even Nora's other books or trilogy series don't come close. I think part of the problem with her is that she really churns the other ones out. She puts out 2 In Death books a year plus 2 others under her regular name, (I think.) She's had a lot of time to think about Eve & Roarke and you can tell she really puts a lot of thought & care into their relationship. She doesn't think as much about her other books as she is just churning them out. Even her other trilogy books do not have the time or care in them.

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 9:04 PM ET
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I have just started her new quartet of books about 4 women who own a wedding business that does everything. So far these seem to really be strong female characters. They do have faults but are basically strong, independent women. The first is "Vision in White". I am enjoying it which is a change for the last few I have read of hers.

I must admit I am a huge Nora Roberts fan, although some of her latest books do seem to be "lacking" something.

Date Posted: 7/2/2009 11:55 AM ET
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7/2/09 ETA:  I found this website that lists lots of Fictional Female Detectives:  Link

Can some of your Eve Dallas fans see if there are some others here that you have read that you think might have the same appeal?

Date Posted: 7/2/2009 1:39 PM ET
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Of the ones on that list I've read, I think Joanna Brady (JA Jance) comes the closest.

Date Posted: 7/2/2009 6:29 PM ET
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I'm reading Roberts' High Noon right now and it's got a similar set-up.

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Date Posted: 6/1/2012 4:50 PM ET
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I found a somewhat simliar series in terms of strong female and male leads even though everything else is totally different:

Jeaniene Frost

Night Huntress
Reckoning (2011)
1. Halfway to the Grave (2007)
2. One Foot in the Grave (2008)
3. At Grave's End (2009)
4. Destined for an Early Grave (2009)
5. This Side of the Grave (2011)
6. One Grave at a Time (2011)

I actually read book two and then went back and read book one, but it didn't interrupt or mess up anything.  In fact, I just read Reckoning which is actually prior to all the rest.  What a fun series...